another new name on the slow life catalogue, the californian turned berliner steve huerta. as the ep name suggest he delivers some fresh-loungy-break jams, plus a dancefloor killer featuring label’s own s.moriera.
following three eps and one lp fabrizio rat releases his second solo album on odd/even, german label by andre kronert. the album is conceived entirely for the dancefloor, with no rest and no breathe, no ambient or >quiet< tracks. melodies emerge at times, resulting from original orchestrations of piano and machines. at other times more violent and static textures explore the extreme repetitions of piano harmonics, combined with slowly evolving filter-sweeping hypnosis. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by fabrizio rat himself. manufactured by matter of fact.
lessi s. is back on the label. this time showcasing a bumpy and bouncy a1 with a question / answer pattern between lush pads and synth shots. this track titled >clipper< shares its vinyl a-side with a roger gerressen remix, an artist part of the yoyaku camp and known for his stand out bodies of deepness featured on industry-leading imprints like sushitech. the b-side features lessi s dubby, tracky, and rolly >island in the wilderness< as well as the deep minimal esq, but still house inspired >sensitivity< to close off this release with a timeless variety for any underground record bag.
following releases by label boss paul ritch and portuguese producer cardao, quartz rec welcomes a new addition to its roster, dj sodeyama, with >i wanna dance< ep. dj, producer, label owner & founder of arpa records, yoshifumi sodeyama started djing in the early 90s in his native tokyo. his well crafted productions have been released on japanese and international labels, including a recent appearance on nina kravitzs trip compilation >i have a question<. on this ep, from the building tension of the opening track, to the beautiful acid sounds of the last, dj sodeyama manages to create great atmospheres using repetitive patterns with drifting sounds that will surely make the dancers mind wander.
repress! for its eighth release, berg audio is proud to present >directions<, a various artists featuring pioneers as well as some of the most talented producers from the new generation. the incredible eight tracks compilation is accompanied by juli jahs stunning reinterpretation of polands >hotel forum< located in krakow. 2x12”- 180g, gatefold - a must-have item for any vinyl collectors!
joton returns to his label newrhythmic recs. presenting this new special series on vinyl, recorded only on one side. the first track >out of the smoke fire< is an environmental track that makes us enter the context of this new work of joton. experimental sounds with martians fx. the second track is >not your hero< a techno steamroller, direct to the jugular, powerful rhythms accompany an acidic and metallic melody, which enter in your head to not go out and make you dance in hell. the vinyl ends with >the light above< a track of atmospheric techno, where the pads cross, achieving abundant and luminous soundscapes.